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testers in front of me they are trying to stay ahead of the police. in the sense of grabbing ceased. it's really getting it's a good defense situation. was good and that. this was the image the authorities wanted to project an orderly participation by the electorate in a peaceful transition of power. as a boy of the man who ran kazakstan for nearly 30 years has stepped into retirement although he retains significant powers as chairman for the life of the country's security council he's chosen successor. to talk i have his own cause to take over what is your specific message to those individuals who are campaigning for democracy and rights in this country those individuals you've been detained are advised all the law enforcement agencies to be tolerant.
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society restraint but any serious violations of our laws of course will not be tolerated but at the same time i urge all the young people. on the same level. to exercise restraint to be tolerant to the power through the government a rare acknowledgement that because it's deserved more political freedom i know that didn't stop the tensions as it stands has never seen an election day quite like this before robyn for a steelworker al jazeera you know so tired still ahead on al-jazeera thousands desperate for food and medicine pour into columbia from venezuela after the border is reopened and we're at a site described as the birthplace of civilization which are. the all unjust war is
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crumbling before our eyes. hello again it's good to have you back well crossed the parts of turkey we are looking at some scattered showers this has been what we have been seeing over the last few days as well temperatures into the low thirty's across much of the area aleppo is going to sing about $34.00 degrees beirut really not looking too bad at about $28.00 degrees there but of course we are still seeing the heat across parts of central iraq where we are looking at 45 degrees for baghdad quite city is still warm at 43 degrees and speaking of the heat here in doha our temperatures are coming up as well 46 degrees is the expected high here on monday that's translated to about 115 fahrenheit and it's going to continue maybe getting a little bit better by the time we get to tuesday but we are talking about
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a dry system across much of the area over towards me it is going to be warm as well tempers coming a few to about 40 degrees there and selema some clouds in your forecast at $34.00 degrees well we are expecting some rain across the eastern shores of madagascar over the next few days anywhere from the north all the way down here towards the south and that will continue and for the capital it is going to be a high of for you about 18 degrees but down towards the south durban is going to be one of the warmest temperatures on the map at about $26.00 degrees but capetown we do expect to see some clouds in your forecast at 70 years and over towards osaka at $22.00. food production is wasteful and training. but pioneers are adapting with new food sources jellyfish is delicious with a very light seafood taste and texture. and innovative production techniques.
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i have seen a vertical farm before i would never in a restaurant have to say this is great earthrise feeding the billions on a. top stories on al-jazeera activists in sudan are accusing the military of waging a war on its citizens as the opposition begins a campaign of civil disobedience streets were largely deserted across the country on sunday the 1st day of a general strike 3 protesters were reportedly killed. protesters and police are facing off in hong kong right now crowds gathering outside the government buildings
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in the city after more than a 1000000 people rallied against a controversial extradition bill. and polls have closed in kazakhstan where voters are electing the 1st new president in 30 years the day was marred by confrontations between police and anti-government protesters who say the vote is unfair. india's prime minister has become the 1st foreign leader to visit sri lanka since the easter sunday bombings modi has paid homage to the victims and agreed to step up cooperation to prevent future attacks when our friend is has more from. a firsthand look at one of the main targets of the easter sunday bombings for indian prime minister narendra modi he's the 1st world leader to visit since the attacks and stopped at the number needs church in colombo on his way from the airport worshippers had packed this church for easter sunday service on the 21st of april the 1st of 7 suicide bombers launched his attack here. within minutes 3 churches
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and 3 hotels had been targeted killing more than 250 people and injuring hundreds more 10 indians were among the 45 tourists killed. it's a 3rd visit here for the indian leader who had a ceremony and welcome including a 21 gun salute despite the view reince india is probably going to take a more secure assertive role as far as its regional influence is concerned and this is part of. more he has said his visit is to express india's solidarity with sri lanka's government and people in mind just be a force stop in sri lanka but analysts say prime minister narendra modi's visit sends an important message that things are getting back to normal 6 weeks after the easter sunday carnage politics is a different story president might it by the city and prime minister brown has become a singer may have come together for more this visit but they continue to disagree
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on a number of issues their latest battleground the special parliamentary select committee set up to investigate the easter bombings the president has sacked his intelligence chief and says he want to allow any serving officers to testify before the committee the indian prime minister highlighted what he calls a neighborhood 1st policy by choosing the maldives and sri lanka for his 1st foreign visit after his reelection observers say it's a policy that is likely to shape regional relations in future years when a fernandas jazeera colomba. u.s. president donald trump is pushing back against media reports that his latest agreement with mexico doesn't actually contain anything new the white house announced the agreement on friday trump threatened to impose tariffs on all imports from mexico unless it did more to stop migrants from crossing into the u.s. but reports soon emerge of the deal mostly involves agreements that have been
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reached months ago alan fischer has more from washington d.c. . well there are some new elements to this 1st of all the idea that the national guard in mexico would be deployed to the southern border to stop people coming up through the country are partly in agreement was reached in december between the u.s. and mexico what we have now is a number around 5000 national guard troops will do that job and also a time scale mexico say they are moving on and they are moving on it quickly mexico is also going to make it easier for people to stay in mexico while the asylum claims are held in the united states know that whole thing is being challenged in the courts here in the u.s. so that might not become such a key issue donald trump has also said in a tweet on sunday but there is one big thing that wasn't unknowns when the news release about this went out on friday and that will become clear at the appropriate time no idea what that could possibly be and also he is saying that mexico has
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agreed to buy a great deal of agricultural produce from the united states but that has left both people here in the u.s. and in mexico are scratching their heads saying there is no such agreement mexico has entered into no agreement about agricultural products what supporters of donald trump are saying is that the threat of terror undoubtedly made mexico come to the table because within hours of him saying that this was a possibility that the foreign minister of mexico was in washington discussing a deal this also gives donald trump a convenient political out if the situation on the border does not improve that he can say this is not a problem this is mexico's and he may well raise the issue of tired of sigyn because the talents for the moment are only suspended not completely canceled. thousands of venezuelans have crowned the border with colombia after was opened by the venezuelan government president nicolas maduro close that 4 months ago to stop
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aid from the u.s. getting in saying it undermined his country's sovereignty rob reynolds has more. thousands of venezuelans lined up to cross the simone boulevard bridge into colombia was a rare chance for these people to purchase food medicine and other commodities no longer available or in extremely short supply in venezuela only pedestrians are allowed to cross back and forth into colombia the government of president nicolas maduro has blocked large scale food convoys according to the united nations 4000000 people have left venezuela in recent years the u.n. has called the mass migration the largest in the recent history of latin america and the caribbean hyperinflation poverty and political chaos are fueling the exodus . actress and humanitarian activist angelina jolie who is
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a special envoy for the u.n. refugee agency u.n.h.c.r. visited a camp for venezuelan migrants in neighboring colombia she was greeted by children who spoke about the desperate conditions that forced their families to leave their country the me then i suppose a year is that once i guess i can say yeah we couldn't find food and if we did it was very expensive the same for my medication we couldn't find it and if we did it was triple or quadruple the price or colombia has taken in the largest share of venezuelan refugees 1300000 people jolie praise their strength and perseverance the people who have had to go through displacement i think answer and go through it like all these young children and all of you strongest people in the world. meanwhile venezuelan opposition leader one go i don't know when door to door and it's. town south of the capital caracas he greeted residents and met with local politicians who support his efforts to topple more duro why do mediation efforts
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sponsored by norway have stalled over maduro's refusal to allow. when a meeting in oslo takes place with the international contact group it's because we are closer to ending the usurpation to the transitional government and free elections and when we are ready to take a step in that direction and when the regime is also ready then we will have something but not in the meantime the bridge opening relieves some of the pressure on at least a small number of venezuelans millions more inside and outside venezuela continue to suffer their futures and. rob reynolds algis. the libyan coast guard says it's rescued more than $500.00 refugees trying to reach europe since the beginning of this month most were brought ashore off the coast of the libyan capital tripoli and taken to government shelters the un human rights agency says some refugees and migrants face ghastly conditions in detention centers. with the
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media and yemen say the rebels have launched several drones targeting saudi arabia in a tweet they said they were trying to hit military facilities at the airport near the yemeni border there's been no confirmation from the saudi government moldova's interim president has called for a snap elections in september have a philip was appointed after a court relieved president those on off his duties don had backed the formation of a new coalition government but phillips says the president had missed the deadline and failed in his duties by refusing to dissolve parliament. iraq a archaeologists say they need urgent help to preserve artifacts from what was the kingdom of babylon the biblical city is the birthplace of the world's 1st complex urban communities but many sites have faced neglect because of years of conflicts charles stratford went to babylon to find out more. on the capital city of an
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empire that reached its peak on the king neb you could around 2600 years ago this road led to the tower of babel archaeologists say the walls were once adorned with blue ceramic designs the babylonian god murdoch rides along the famous ishtar gate king neb you couldn't is his name is carved in qunu form a writing around 5000 years old and some of the bricks the southern palace was rebuilt on the original foundations and completed around 20 years ago but a lot of the restoration work is complicated to preservation efforts. concrete has forced moisture and salt up into the ancient foundations the water table is high because a tributary of the euphrates river is close by bricks late in the 1980 s. to reinforce some walls have made archaeological investigations difficult. balance problems include the shifting heavy populated areas close by we need
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a vast plan of excavation the remaining archaeology needs sustainable preservation because the archaeological material is being heavily eroded rising above the site perched on top of a manmade hill is a palace built for a man who often identified himself with the babylonian kings saddam hussein's palaces an eerie reminder of iraq's more recent past. the former dictator's faces carved into the palace walls. the great holes inside the empty marble walls are covered in graffiti a mural on the ceiling seems the only thing not defiled us saddam hussein was so obsessed with babylon that he built one of his policies here and it's from the palace walls that you get this incredible view of the ancient ruins it's believed that in the foreground here that's where the fabled hanging gardens of babylon were
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located and it's hoped that after years of petitioning by the iraqi government this site is soon going to gate world heritage status iraqi archaeologists say the government needs to demonstrate its commitment to the sustainable preservation of babylon conflicts and political instability has kept most international archaeological teams away for almost 30 years the importance of babylon goes beyond whether or not it's the world heritage property and that goes for many sites in this country the origin of civilization civilization itself of complex civilization the evidence of it here in this country the origin of writing you know important governance itself the kingship and the temple complex evolving over hundreds and thousands of years according to the bible god punished the babylonians for trying to build a structure to heaven and this overgrown trench is where it's believed the tower of babel once stood experts say
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a star archaeological investigation of babylon in the surrounding area could take centuries a site often described as the birthplace of civilization in a country the struggling to recover from its violent recent past chance trafford al-jazeera. well it's bad news for russia with the flood it's world governing body extending their ban for 11th time russian athletes have been suspended from track and field events since 2015 because a widespread and state sponsor doping the world of flooding force on the matter said there had been positive developments but that it was troubled by reports earlier this month that russian coaches who had been suspended for doping continue to train after leitz they had hoped to be back on the track for the world championships in doha in september the task force shares council's frustration that progress. is being undermined by apparent.
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in other areas the task force noted recent allegations that coaches and doctor continue to work with russian athletes if so that calls into question whether it is able to enforce. rafael nadal has made tennis history in paris by winning the french open for a record 12 time the spaniard be the dominant team of austria in sunday's final at roland garros it takes medals total of ground slam titles to 18 he's now just 2 behind his great rival roger federer. the headlines on al-jazeera this hour activists in sudan are accusing the military of waging war on its citizens as the opposition begins a campaign of civil disobedience streets were largely deserted across the country
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on sunday the 1st day of a general strike 3 protesters were reportedly killed. protesters and police are facing off in hong kong crowds gathered outside government buildings in the city after more than a 1000000 people rallied against a controversial extradition bill sarah clarke has more from hong kong 10000 young college it is. just that i want to remind you in some top topics seem to be extradition. second reading in hong kong going over to the police want them to. try to clear the air is the area of the for business get back to usual tomorrow and traffic but they partnered with the movie around the capitol building. group polls of closing voters are electing the 1st new president in 30 years the day was marred by confrontations between police and
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antigovernment protesters who say the vote is unfair india's prime minister has become the 1st foreign leaders who visit colombo since the deadly easter sunday bombings the ranger motif visited one of the churches targeted in the easter attacks he paid homage to the victims and agreed to step up cooperation to prevent future attacks the us president donald trump is pushing back against media reports that his latest agreement with mexico doesn't actually contain anything new the white house announced the agreement on friday trump had threatened to impose tariffs on all imports from mexico unless it did more to stop migrants from crossing into the u.s. but reports soon emerge of the deal mostly involves agreements that had been reached months ago. rafael nadal has made tennis history in paris by winning the french open for a record 12 time the spaniard beat dominant team of austria in sunday's final. takes a total of grand slam titles to 18 he's now just 2 behind his greatest rival roger
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federer. those are the headlines on al-jazeera inside story that's coming up. this year's free for women's world cup has kicked off in front with more fanfare than ever before so is women's football finally being taken seriously and why is the top female player not taking part this is inside story.
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hello and welcome to the program i'm martin dennis now the world's best footballers are in france to fight for their sport's biggest prize no we haven't confused it with the world cup in russia last year we're actually talking about the women's world cup the 8th edition of the tournament is being played in 9 cities over the next month football's world governing body pfieffer wants to reach a record $1000000000.00 television viewers and more international broadcasters a showing the matches live but the world's best female footballer won't be taking to the pitch norway's 8 ahead is angry at the lack of support from her country's football association despite this the defending champions the united states hope the tournament will bring in new fans. i think this tournament in itself is going to. change so many things for women's football and and how we play
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and how the world sees us and how much knowledge people around the world get of of us and of us as people as well and i think you know these big world busy stages is where like we can gain so much exposure from like even people that don't even know about soccer people want to come out and watch and get to know the players and get to know the team so i think just this tournament and self is going to bring so much knowledge to us into the game and what we're trying to do and what we're trying to do for women's football now when it comes to the football world cup there were huge differences between the men's and the women's tournament the women's world cup this year has $24.00 teams compare that to $32.00 in the men's the prize money is $30000000.00 that's a mere fraction of the men's prize on an individual level lionel messi of barcelona for example earns $320.00 times more than 8 ahead of the world's top female
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player but beyond the pay disparity many argue that fall less is spent on promoting and marketing the women's game and with less publicized he comes fewer viewers last year an estimated $3500000000.00 people watched the men's world cup in russia while only 750000000 people watched the women's competition in 2015. all right let's introduce our panel now in the northwestern french city of ren we have tatiana handy she ran women's football at pfieffer and is now head of women's football in switzerland thanks for joining us in denise in the south of france who got brought to her as a football writer covering the tournament for the associated press news agency welcome to you. both rob let me start with you and ask you to compare the kind of
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facilities the kind of. preparation that's been made for this women's world cup is it better than say a men's well couple of the women's world cup so you've covered. whether they different facilities to some degree between the men's world cup in russia last year and here in france for the women's smaller state status have been used to some degree for insensibly i mean game on friday night in paris and i think 40000 seat. stadium brought the late start to france which is far bigger so they're not using to say the biggest stadiums in places also teams don't have fixed training bases like they do at the men's. and course there won't be as many fans this time as well and it's still a big challenge let's watch the bring more fans in so the tournament to actually see the best women players but in comparison to other women's well cups is it better
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a range that does it feel as though women's football has arrived. well it certainly seems that fate for is taking women's football far more seriously than many years ago there really is a ramping up of the structure around the for the men's and that's why you're seeing these clubs where the players come from the sebring compensation out for release in the players like in the men's game and is increasing the amounts of money in prize money but not enough according to just many across the game and you know there are still holes well a lot more to be done but there are things like this is the 1st book with video system referees chief is the best in that it doesn't exist anywhere else in the women's day no witness league actually has the capability. to really put in things like video system every so plays with streamers in women's vocal hair like many don't get to experience on a weekly basis around the world because there are still many players were playing elise thank you don't even. ride tatiana wren so it sounds from what rob is saying
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that there's been a lot more investment a bit more effort made by pfieffer for the women's game was it taken so long you were head of women's football at fee for something like 18 years until the year 26 i mean why wasn't more if it made before. well i can promise you that there were a lot of efforts made to change that within the women's football committee and was in our department we continuously proposed changes and some of them be were lucky enough that they were applied and some others didn't and why did it and has of course a lot to do with the development of women's football worldwide there are huge differences between countries which we also able to see at this tournament there's very advanced countries very professional countries and other countries who are lacking behind so in in an effort to you know go step by step not everything was possible from one day to the other but then of course there was also
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a political decision and that is still true today it's a question of how much. or a confederation or any football association worldwide or any club how much do you want to invest in women's football and it has to be way more and what happens in right now is only kind of a step by step to 2 small steps basically on how much to improve the conditions right doesn't have still a long way to go for either but the policy the policy leaders got to come from the football's world governing body and would you say that your efforts to improve women's the women's game were hampered by the sepp blatter regime of course which was maad in controversy and scandal for much of the time. it has nothing to do with race a blot sort of controversy and scandals i think that's that's another part of issues and stories around football and worldwide football for women's football generally speaking and worldwide speaking there's not enough interest there's not
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enough i think seriousness there is not enough decision making power if you look at all these organizations and you look in detail on the expertise in women's football and the number of women involved in the decision making process then it's obvious to see that there's a huge lack of know how and that of course resonates in priorities and in also political decisions. and in this area men's football in the men's world cup and the elite level of women's football is still dominating which gives women's football only a little area to grow and this discrepancy has to change right rob coming to you i mean the world's best female footballers not taking part 8 ahead i mean she said it's not about the money particularly although there is a huge disparity that we've discussed. but it's about the attitude she says that women's football is still not taken seriously specifically by our own her own football authorities in her home country of norway i mean it takes
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a lot more doesn't it than just giving giving the women players parity of pay. yeah i mean in some ways it's about the prominence as well and on the bigger picture i've been in paris before coming to nice and you go down the sands the leaves there you go on the paris metro and you don't see any sign really of the women's world cup what you do see around the metro is adverts for france james and then to france men's games taking place in 3 months time so the french federation is prioritized its advertising budget on trying to get people into saying it's meant to a several months down the line rather than advertising and some might say it's just about then what is branding really do but it's really about raising awareness across the entire city and it's high country to try to build up the players and to raise their status and that profile france is opening game for now when against south korea it did get an audience of i relented 1000000 in france that shows certainly is an appetite but i do referencing in norway they have introduced equal
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pay between the menus and women's national teams but it is about the sense of where do you fit in the priorities of the federation and that you cannot have been bombed or when they're here after the world cup from norway had a big means that we do actually have a significant issue it shines a light on that at the same time you've got the americans who have come into this woke up while. really old with the u.s. federation without a lawsuit discrimination get equal pay and equal conditions where they are the far more successful national team in the usa that men don't even look like the world cup and the men's world cup that is in russia last year. tatiana it seems very much as though the key to making women's football a more more commercially viable and therefore simulating more more corporate interest. cut would come from the football governing bodies is that right they have to be persuaded somehow to invest more in the promotion of the game and indeed the
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marketing of the players. i think everybody is very much responsible or decision makers i wouldn't put it only on fifi as of old governing body there are the confederations that a national associations and i think they all have a role to play for fever as it were counting bodies it's hard to influence really women's football structure in a country you know and i don't think it's their road to develop women's football in a specific country but it should be their road to put a governance in place and rules and regulations which have to be followed by by countries you see so many differences in terms of preparation if you compare maybe you know as a as an extreme example to mike i mean the u.s. it's huge the message meant going into women's football in the u.s. and it's very hard for john mica to even build up their proper league and nationally and of course there's a huge gap and i think d.c. things have to change and that's something i could make
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a mandatory 2 federations to have a certain structure and to have a certain distribution of the money in terms of protect percentages or core quota or you know there's different ways how to do it but what we can see both by now is that this is just not women's football is not treated fairly in many associations and that i think should intervene then every federation should have as its own objective to be able to save you treating women's football as it is as a most popular growing because growth opportunities sport not only in terms of participation of adults in terms of commercial success and you can see it lock in there now in some countries and here at the women's world cup as some sponsors sponsor so in great jobs so this has to go down to every federation and i really think there's a long way to go if you look at federations i have to say that as well in south america brazil argentina you know powerhouses in men's football and having so many difficulties in women's football and that is is something you cannot explain by no
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by no argument it's just a fact that the federations don't treat their remains footballers and their women's national teams not even equally far from equal not have. professionally all right let's talk about culture and just a minute or 2 rob we've talked about the organization if you like of women's football in particular but let's talk about the style of the game because many people i've spoken to just say women's football is just not interesting enough maybe it's not combative enough well i think one of the things that you have to look at with the women's game in particular particular when you get a lot of men trying to undermine the game or be disparaging about it women were banned from playing football for about 50 years in england game any sense of a rowing was stifled really they were getting big crowds around 1920 or 50000 a game in liverpool and that really showed where the game was then but the male ministre game you know undermined it by actually banning the game and it really
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only took until the 1970 s. for its stance grow rather than following really see particularly in some of the england women simply have been best men in recent years which the loud the women's game to flourish with that you get that it coaching players coming through the system who are getting the right coach that allows them to the next scales and starts what should become a better product as well and also you start seeing sponsors come in again in england partly as bank sponsoring but winning super league next season with several 1000000 pounds a season commitment so with that it allows you to build up the structures around the game bring the players to see what a bigger talent and therefore will start to see a higher quality of play i mean a lot of it comes down to the media attention as well this great of media attention than ever before here on all of the women's world cup right ok now we can talk to. who is a football right says he's joining us from the ugandan capital kampala thanks for
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joining us 1st of all tell us about the state of women's football in uganda. the state of football for women in uganda has improved over the last 5 years we didn't have league football organized for both 6 years ago but since the federation the new current administration decided to have a need which has regular competition and most of the girls that are actually playing high school girls and also universities and also for the very fast time in the last one week we've had anybody. crowned as league champions and also as uganda kept happy and so it just goes to show that it's down to the grassroots it's the young girls that are being inspired to play football and also imagine the because they can get scholarships in schools and be able to study and you know have a good korea yet but usha i mean uganda is not there at the when is well cut in fact their industry african countries nigeria south africa and cameroon what are
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the main obstacles i mean obviously resources really matter when it comes to talk about encouraging football but what are the cultural patso cultural obstacles the women in many african countries may face well i'm of course in africa it's a little bit complicated because you have issues where playing football as a guy you looked at as the marlins it's a money thing to play football but also you know there's there's an hour impact of the african continent where it's also about religion you know how do you approach that but mostly it's the fear type and also the little ship that does not understand that women should also get equal protection it is you know just like the men. or me south africa. and kenya that i can comfortably say are paying their women players on the national team and equal allowance or one of us just like the men so these kinds of problems are really hindering the development of women's
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football on the african continent right to test yana for sure is saying it seems very much to say the manifestation of women's football no level of women's football is really an indication of the economic and social development of the country. yes totally women's football is quite often a mirror of the role of women in society and unfortunately as we know there is there are many many countries have had a role of women is really not equal to the one of the men there are stereotypes and we don't want to go to a point where it's really going to be sad in terms of sexual harassment and other issues which are really really a big big issue for women worldwide but also for women's football and again when we come back 2 rows of confederations and want governing bodies you know certain policies certain protection a certain a system in place to protect the women and the girls i do think are necessary still at that unfortunately at that time of the world we're living in which is lucky we
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had one of one not likely but we saw one cases recently become very harsh decision and i hope this is a signal to all members to say sions and people involved in leadership roles within football in every country and in every club to treat women and girls fair and a safe environment right and how does the general attitude towards the women's game in african countries that you've covered compare with that of the men i mean you know the uganda has a national team that's kind of doing quite well isn't it but how much how much support generally does it get from from government from the football governing body of course this still a very big problem in terms of funding and for me i look at it from the leadership point of view because you have a situation where the women's football team in uganda is going to play against kenya in an op women's couple mission qualifier and they're going by bus and this
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is 16 hours on the road and if they're going to run it to play in the 2nd women 2nd ship they'll still go bye bye but the sentiment cannot be given to the you got the cranes which is the senior men's team so it is about this ship and i really. think that the federation of government officials need to come in and really extends their attitude towards women's football and i think that the ongoing women's well kept interest is changing the kind of attitude and how people look at women's football because even for the parents they'll tell you really do the women play football you know but those who are in following you know the league games will tell me that you know it's really interesting and we have a situation in uganda where it's actually a male journalists that cover women's football more than the female journalists so that is encouraging for me from that point of the all right now rob nice let's get to the difficult part of the show now and your favorite song where will you put
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your money in terms of the winners because we know of course the united states are the world cup holders but yeah the u.s. got really strong potential for this told again but look you know the french performance on friday night combined with the 1st domestically is really something that you cherish them to the title at this stadium champlain england in greeley our country that is preparing for the possibility of winning it believes it really can win the tournament said it has been on a on a growth surge finishing 3rd 4 years ago in canada and then making the semifinals of your 2017 so certainly england are one of the strong contenders as well but meant always the u.s. . must assess for women's football teams is really small you have to look at the touch of defense being accomplished. in a month's time in leon all right and to you who would you put your money on. wow to be honest with you the usa looks very good and i think they're outright favorites
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to win this one again but i'll give it also to the horse they were very convincing on friday and they really do have really young team that is trying you know to prove a point and also it will be very huge for france if they can win the women's world cup just as the men are the reigning champions of the men's work at all right and tatiana i'm not i'm not sure if you're allowed to actually tell us who the favorite is given that you're part of one country's football governing body but i'll take a punt anyway who would you put your money on and i think that's an easy answer to my georgie of all big tournaments female terms have been won by teams with a female coach so that oversaw already reduces the number of potential winning team to quite a number and in that group usa france are 2 really really strong countries with female coaching and i think that will make the difference at the end oh right and rob so we've got we started by talking about the great amount of of interest this
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time around by sports broadcasters and that do you think that this represents a sea change in terms of women's football. yeah that's very much a change in attitude towards be interested in women's football as well as getting greater prominence across the world on many channels and that you least it's all about our feet if they need to do more to commercialize it particularly things like sponsorships they're all lumped in together between the men's and women's world cup so it doesn't really discover the final year of the women's world cup separately so the questions are now about whether the fief should start going forward to look at selling different sponsorships for the women's woke up and then we would get some now actually the profile you of the women's game of take there in a place that also then be able to really on their charts of that graph and as it is now which is all the big deals are lumped together so we know that fee for and $6000000000.00 over 4 years it has 2600000000 in cash reserves but the 1st priority now i think is to actually start to commercialize the game more and that
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certainly would then you'll eventually it's a great surprise parity i mean we are seeing more women at the top of feet running the game enough that smaller the 1st female 2nd general and and and those women in management positions and that means that it's not just a male voice that for so many years in the past that's actually dictates how the game around the world is wrong right ok coming to you i mean the numbers that rob was reeling off them a sound like a distant paradise to women football is in in the part of the world that you're in but do you sense that there is a change in attitude at least the promise is a brighter future for women's football in africa. i think to be fair that there's been a positive outlets reading because you can see that caps the consideration of african football has now decided to have a women's football division in egypt so these people wake up every day to think about women's football on the african continent but when you look at the entire
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continent this is you know federations that have not come together to say look let's open our eyes a proper professional women's league let's get into having grassroots programs for young girls in schools it's not easy from that point of view but i would like to say that there is some hope and but also that said that i'm very disappointed in countries like nigeria that have been playing women's football for over 2 decades and they continue to not really treat the women in a good way because when you look at nigeria and how they prepared for this women woke up in france it's shot of you know for lack of a better word it's of sad you know but i hope really that with the work up a lot can go on and sent for the women's game on out on the african continent all right thank you all very much indeed. talking to us from kampala tatiana henne talking to us from ren in france and also wrote paris looking to us from nice in
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protesters launch a campaign of civil disobedience. tensions rise in hong kong after a 1000000 people marched against a proposal to allow extraditions to mainland china. or in london the top stories from europe including the u.n. refugee agency says there will be a sea of blood from migrant ships in the mediterranean if no one intervenes as the proportionate death rate crossings goes up. and down people still have to go to school where it's history by the dozen. the spaniard wins he's 12 french open title at roland garros in. hello activists and suzanne are accusing the military of waging a war on its citizens as the opposition begins a campaign of civil disobedience they're promising to keep up protests until the gentile gives up power and this was the scene earlier on sunday near the capital
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hard too many people appearing to heed that call for a general strike they include airport workers and here we can see bags piling up inside it's romano and hard to make all this follows a week long crackdown on protests demanding civilian rule 3 protesters were reported killed on sunday and the opposition is also accusing the military of endangering lives by shutting down hospitals well there's been no official word from the military so far but police have been deployed around the capital more now from jim. sunday marks the beginning of the we can see down rather than work commutes and traffic jams the streets of khartoum are empty these videos appear to show that the public has heated the calls by pro-democracy groups for civil disobedience and a general strike. the movement for freedom and change together with the sudanese professionals union had announced sunday's action in response to the military gintas seizing of power and the continued crackdown on protesters. it's still not
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known how many people were killed by the security forces during last week's massacre when the main pro-democracy sits in was forcibly dispersed but a sudanese doctor's group puts the toll in the past week at 117. videos like these continue to emerge showing that while the military gentle talks about dialogue its personnel are trying to beat the people into submission but when the play. is that we hope that our brothers in the other groups respond to our colfer dialogue without preconditions what's at stake is the nation we value the efforts of our friends who are concerned about developments in sudan we want to reach an agreement but if we don't then we will form a government. despite an attempt by the if european prime minister to mediates between the joints and pro-democracy groups being received well by both sides security forces arrested several of the group's leaders within hours of the if
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european pm departs included. the man believed to be calling the shots in the military council is its vice president's mohamad hum done committee the former warlord in his notorious jungle weed forces have been accused of committing war crimes during the darfur conflict that doesn't bode well for sudan's pro-democracy protesters added to that's the military's leadership has held several meetings with saudi crown prince mohammed bin salomon and a factor leader mohammed bin zayed and egypt's kuti their turn presidents are different the all of whom have been accused by human rights groups of cracking down on free speech. the main groups behind sudan's revolution have insisted they will remain peaceful and not to give up their demands for freedom despite differences violence general strikes like some days are an example of peaceful resistance but in a country with a history of conflict in a region where revolutions have turned into civil wars there is genuine concern for
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sudan's future. i'll just. let's speak to someone haider mubarak she's a spokeswoman for the sudanese professional association she's joining us live from khartoum via skype thanks very much for speaking to us so you're spearheading this call and asking for people to shut down their offices and their stores what is the message that you're trying to send to the military council. and send them a look that we're trying to hold here that's given by having people who run the learned of it. accept what happened in the 3rd is a totally different scenario from will happen or the theory that. things shifted completely and dramatically after the crackdown and the violence that nation of the protests on the 3rd of has clearly said that this is the military council let's say for that and we cannot accept that it's not this is not what we have been out for
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the 19th of december this is not what we've been looking for so when the kind of impact really the civil disobedience campaign had as of now it is only the 1st day and how long will it go on for. main thing it's a story most of the city's most of the major cities that have been under a complete shutdown of the markets have been totally shut down the speech that been empty you might have come across with showing that the country has come to a complete standstill so this is this this is just an indicator of the will of the sudanese people in this in the dark of the people and their refusal of the of the acts of violence and the way the military to military councils who rule the government to rule the country and to take over we're getting reports that at least 3 people have been killed on the 1st day however off the civil disobedience
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campaign what can you tell us if anything about what you've heard about the circumstances leading to their deaths. earlier and this morning there have been. unfortunate deaths of the protests that were around in their own neighborhoods near their home. since. they were shot there were. some reports say that they have been estimated that it would be from firm but the violence has continued even after that there that the violence has continued there there are casualties every single day the lack of communication the lack of internet has made it even more difficult that counsel for the casualties and for the death and injuries that have been happening over the past 3 days the crackdown continues let me ask you this the call for the
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civil disobedience campaign came a day off for the prime minister visited khartoum and he was there trying to revive talks between the military council as well as the opposition so what does this mean for. your prime minister trying to mediate the fact that you called for the civil disobedience campaign right after he left. just to correct the civil disobedience has been called out on the 3rd of june it's just that today the impact is less greater because today is the 1st day of work after the holidays but the civil this is begins with and now immediately after the crackdown and the violent evacuation the sit in area ok so do you accept a mediator to mediate between yourselves and the military council we we have said before that for us the conditions for immediate mediation are the facilitation of ease and the ease of transfer of power through the system that's all
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a bucket of mediation there's no room for negotiation or right to just someone who don't regard all forms of media to be in that in that in that aspect in that and then someone had to move out of we thank you for speaking to us from khartoum protesters and police are facing off in hong kong after a mass rally paralyze the center of the city thanks. gathered outside government buildings in the hours after more than a 1000000 people rallied against a controversial extradition bill and they fear the proposed changes would allow china to target political opponents in the territory and send them to the mainland for trial sarah clarke is joining us on the phone from hong kong sara what can you tell us about what's going on right now a lot of to out 5 with a number of bomb explosions up the middle of the capital building which is where the rally ended to a peaceful botch victoria park a number of people have been arrested but the protests have been pretty to an area
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1 where they're being held well away from the edge of council building but of the said too that if the people rally where around 1000000 people rally to the botched in the street he is how the die on folds. despite the searing heat the sea of protesters flooded the streets they blocked tongue comes roads and jams trying stations as demonstrators united in their opposition to a proposed extradition if we. haven't heard that. the losses come in many. have come out and that's why we're coming here to hold. a gun to aus offered began protests as was still lining up to join the march to the city's legislative council the fictive parliament of hong kong under the new law wanted suspects all fugitives in hong kong could be sent to mainland china for trial critics argue that lul could be abused and beijing could target political parlance who wouldn't
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receive a fair trial while we want to protect our children want to protect. the next generation we have to say but what we need to be it is how freedom so that's why we have to come here to protest this is how a top class tries to protest the european union the united states great britain and canada have all voiced their opposition as have hong kong lawyers who held the un much last week sharing the concerns of human rights groups who fear the low could also allow political kidnappings the chinese government has a very poor track record of human rights that includes the fault of the external they are false confession culture and hobbits we all read despite these mass protests this bill is likely to be caught the hong kong government has a majority of the city's prominent and chief executive want to avoid before the end of the match the government has defended the bill and says human rights would be protected and the hong kong courts can still review each case to ensure there's no
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political motive but if the mass to not a this really is any indication it's clear many in hong kong i'm not convinced yes sarah so is there any indication at all that after these protests and more than a 1000000 people came out on to street on to the streets that this might affect how authorities proceed with this extradition law. the government as i mentioned the story that have defended this bill and signed will uphold and protect human. 5 life and the hong kong courts to mine the independent the independent judicial system but the the bill will go through a 2nd reading. but now i think it's hard to be just trying to get the police to just try to clear the area around the ledge to the council building to my wife who died tomorrow when business will. take out to hong kong to the few 5 places that everyone from the let's attempt to building there was a 15000 straightening just 15 until that.


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